Great Oldlozil Memorial Diary: Mike Rodgers, 9.92, Blake Leeper Para WR 44.2, Ryan Crouser 22.31m !

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Rodgers 9.92, Leeper 44.42, Crouser 22.31
PRAGUE (CZE, Jun 4): Great Odlozil Memorial (EA Classic) at Juliska Stadium in nice summer evening and good weather for top marks. At the end the fastest 100m race of the year as US Mike Rodgers clocked 9.92 (+1.7, his fastest since 2015) after easy 10.05 (0.0) in heats. Behind him Briton Ojie Edoborun 10.04 and Emre Barnes 10.08 for Turkey, personal bests for both. Paralympian Blake Leeper achieved superb meet record, PB and para World record 44.42 in the 400 m, way behind second local hero Pavel Maslak 45.73. Another top mark was the show by Olympic shot put winner Ryan Crouser with three 22 marks: 22.31, 22.28 and 22.09. The best one meet record and Czech all-comers mark. Aleksandr Lesnoy beat Tomas Stanek who just starts the season 20.77 to 20.71. Jakub Vadlejch won the javelin with great 89.02 season best and his second best ever. Second Adrian Mardare Moldova´s record 84.43.

Georganne Moline won the 400 m hurdles in another meet record 54.04 over Cassandra Tate 54.94 and local star Zuzana Hejnova 55.40. Also meet record by World U20 Champion 2016 Elvira Herman of Belarus 12.69 (+1.0) also a PB. Behind her Rikenette Steenkamp clocked South African record 12.91. In the memorial 1500 m event Brahim Kaazouzi won in 3:35.58 beating Charlie Grice 3:35.88 and Jakub Holusa 3:36.98. Saudi Arabian record for Khalid Al Mouwaled in the hurdles 13.36 (+0.9) ahead of Antonio Alkana 13.42 and Czech Petr Svoboda 13.54 in season opener Berlin standard. Czech Republic clocked 38.99 meet record in 4x100 m in the pre-programme what is the fastest time by the team since 1972. Other winners Tianna Bartoletta (653) and Vladyslav Mazur (803) in long jump, Vladyslav Malykhin 555 in the pole vault and 2:02.77 by Chaltu Shume of Ethiopia in women 800 m.

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